It’s time to get involved in England’s Great Litter Count 2014

England's Great Litter Count tells us which brands are dropped most as litter on our nation's streets. Last year, for the first time ever, we asked for volunteers to join our surveying staff to help us measure the state of our streets.

The results were amazing. More than 500 people signed up, allowing us to count more than 37,000 pieces of litter - on the street, in parks, on beaches or beside rivers and canals. It’s a data sample nearly ten times larger than litter counts from just our surveyors in previous years.  

This year’s Great Litter Count

This year we’d like England's Great Litter Count to be even larger; to survey more of England’s streets and collect even more data on the most littered brands. The more data we have, the more useful it will be in our campaigns to put an end to littering.

How to take part

It’s really simple to take part

  • Download the litter recording and guidance sheet for your results form and full information about carrying out the survey
  • Carry out your litter count, wherever you’d like, for just 30 minutes, any time between 21 March – 21 Apr
  • Come back to this page to upload your results (available until 22 April), it’s a simple form and should take less than 10 minutes. (If you are uploading more than one survey you may need to clear your cookies in between - if you have any problems email us.)


Then we’ll do the rest - we’ll crunch the numbers and share the results of the most littered brands from around the country. We’ll use this information in our campaigns to encourage businesses to make positive changes.

Combine your litter count with a litter pick

The main aim of the Great Litter Count is, not surprisingly, to count litter. But as you are out anyway, it could be a good opportunity to pick up the litter that you see too.  Just make sure you count the brands before you bin them.

If you would like to combine your litter count with a Big Tidy Up, visit to register your event and request your free tidy up materials (tabards, bags, recycling bags) and guidance for running a safe tidy up.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at or 01942 612 621.